Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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Bernard Montgomery,
1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, of Hindhead in the County of Surrey, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1946 for the military commander Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery,[1] commemorating his crucial victory in the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October–3 November 1942) in the Egyptian town of that name, which sealed the fate of Rommel's famed Afrika Korps. As of 2011 the title is held by his son, the second Viscount, who succeeded in 1976. He lost his seat in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. However, Lord Montgomery returned to the House of Lords in 2005 in an election of cross-bench hereditary peers, replacing the deceased Baroness Strange.

Viscounts Montgomery (1946)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Henry David Montgomery (b. 1954).